Aikido

Articles on USAdojo.com about the Aikido style, Japanese martial arts that redirects attacks, using throws, joint locks, and the use of traditional weapons.

Richard Ostrofsky Aikido

Aikido As Political Theory Time out of mind, martial arts have been practiced by aristocrats and by thugs. Middle-class people, concerned with cost accounting, profit...

Is Aikido A Martial Art

Sensei Henry Ellis - 2001 This article originally appeared in 3 parts on the Cyberkwoon website. It is here published in its entirety. PART 1 At...

The Theory of Kyu-Shin-Do

Kyu = Desire – Yearn – Sphere – Circle – Search – Study. Shin = Heart – New – Spirit – True – To be...

Recollections of the Early Days of Aikido Great Britain

In 1957, I (Henry Ellis) was studying Judo and Karate at the Abbe School of Budo at the "Hut" in Hillingdon, Middlesex, a suburb...

The British Aikido Tree

The British Aikido Tree is a graphic illustration of all the early teachers from the arrival of Kenshiro Abbe Sensei to Britain in 1955....

British Aikido – Full Circle

Aikido Legacy The history of British Aikido offers a rich and proud legacy for the genuine students of both today and of the future. A...

Derek Eastman

I have known Sensei Eastman for some 12 years and during those years I have heard so many stories about both Sensei Eastman and Sensei...

Aikido History, Training and Etiquette

Although aikido is a relatively recent innovation within the world of martial arts, it is heir to a rich cultural and philosophical background. Aikido...

The History of Aikido and the Origins of Aiki Ju-jutsu

Aikido was founded by Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969) in Tokyo, Japan in 1942. Ueshiba was born in a rural area of Japan near Osaka and...

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